Punjab Food Authority (PFA) has sealed a factory that was producing fake carbonated drinks of different popular brands. During a raid in Korol Pind on Sunday, the authority discarded 2,026 liters of spurious drinks.
Acting on a tip-off, the food safety team, under the supervision of its Director-General Irfan Memon, conducted a raid and caught the culprits red-handed. PFA confiscated 10,000 fake bottle lids, 620 empty bottles, six gas cylinders, filling machine, mixing machine, chemicals, loose colors and a huge quantity of fake labels.
During the raid, PFA also disposed of 5,000 liters fake drinks base, 870 liters Coca Cola, 652 liters 7-Up, 285 liters Dew, 130 liters Mirinda and 89 liters Sprite. The authority has registered a case against the accused on account of adulteration and forgery in the respective police station.
The director-general said that fake drinks are being manufactured using artificial sweeteners, saccharine, chemicals, loose colors and contaminated tap water.